Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Consultation Group for Therapists

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Consultation Group for Therapists


Washington, DC

Ages Treated

Licensed Doctoral and Masters-level Therapists


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Are you a licensed therapist with some training in CBT-I but wish to learn more? Do you want to obtain consultation from a certified sleep specialist for your clients suffering from sleeping difficulty? This consultation group will go beyond where CBT-I books and workshops left off, teaching you valuable skills in CBT-I and behavioral sleep medicine (BSM).

Participants will have the opportunity to present and ask questions about their own cases as well as learn about the cases of other group members.

In a supportive environment, you will learn how to:

  • Conduct a sleep assessment, including evaluating for sleep disorders other than insomnia
  • Know when to refer for a sleep study
  • Use sleep logs and help clients use sleep logs
  • Execute all the components of CBT-I including sleep restriction, stimulus control, sleep hygiene, relaxation, and cognitive therapy
  • Handle insomnia cases that do not respond “by the book”
  • Treat other sleep disorders, such as delayed sleep phase, using non-medication strategies

Led by Virginia Runko, PhD, CBSM, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist who completed her BSM fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has vast experience treating insomnia and sleep disorders.

Duration: 12 weekly sessions

Location: The Ross Center – Washington DC

5225 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20015


  • How much experience in CBT-I do I need to attend this group?

Some kind of prior CBT-I training or knowledge is required. This can include a CBT-I workshop you attended in-person or online, or a CBT-I book you’ve read on your own. But no actual clinical experience in CBT-I is required to attend the group.

  • Do I have to present a case?

No. Those with sleep cases will have the opportunity to present from which everyone in the group can learn and benefit.

  • What if I have several cases I want consultation on for each meeting?

In this case, one-on-one consulting with Dr. Runko is probably more appropriate. You can contact Dr. Runko if you are interested in one-on-one consulting.

  • Can I attend via phone or videoconference?

No. All consultation meetings will take place in-person at the Ross Center.

  • Will I earn CEU’s by attending this group?


  • Does this count towards behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) certification?

Yes, the clinical hours from which you receive consultation from Dr. Runko during this group counts. The new BSM exam and certification eligibility criteria just came out and can be found here: BSM Credentialing Exam.

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